The Asian Olympic qualifier in Wrestling is scheduled to take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan between 9th & 11th April. 2 quotas are going to be available in each weight category at the Asian qualifiers.
How many quotas India already has?
India has managed to already secure 4 quotas through the World Championship route. So, out of 18 weight categories (6 each in Women’s Wrestling, Greco-Roman & Men’s Freestyle), India has quota in 4 weight categories.
Here is a list of the quotas already secured:
Ravi Kumar Dahiya – 57 kg Men’s Freestyle
Bajrang Punia – 65 kg Men’s Freestyle
Deepak Punia – 86 kg Men’s Freestyle
Vinesh Phogat – 53 kg Women’s Wrestling
Out of 6 weight categories in Men’s freestyle, India has already achieved a quota in 3. In Women’s Wrestling, we have 1 quota and we are still to open account in Greco-Roman.
Road Ahead: Asian & World Qualifier
There are still 2 more qualification events to go in Wrestling. First up is the Asian qualifier in April and then the World Qualifiers in May. In both these events, 2 quotas per weight category is available. So, Indian wrestlers have a good chance to qualify.
Team India for the Asian Olympic Wrestling Qualifiers:
74 kg – Sandeep Singh Mann
97 kg – Satywart Kadian
125 kg – Sumit
60 kg – Gyanender
67 kg – Ashu
77 kg – Gurpreet Singh
87 kg – Sunil Kumar
97 kg – Ravi
130 kg – Naveen
50 kg – Seema
57 kg – Anshu Malik
62 kg – Sonam Malik
68 kg – Nisha Dahiya
76 kg – Pooja Sihag
Here is the schedule of the qualifiers:
9th April – Friday: Greco-Roman Wrestling
10th April – Saturday: Women’s Wrestling
11th April – Sunday: Men’s Freestyle
Where to watch?
Matches are live on https://wrestlingtv.in